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Convergence is out when unit comes on then unit shutsdown

I have a friend who has a RCA HD52W59. She said that the convergence was way out and then the units started shutting down even before the tubes lit up. I have worked at Philips/Magnavox for 22 yrs and am familiar with the shut down protection circuits in PTV's and realize that it might be missing vertical or horizontal sync or, is there another possible known problem with these RCA PTV's that cause "out of convergence and then shutdown"?? Thanks in advance!

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SOURCE: No Picture/No Sound

This is very possibly a power surge, can you tell me how many times the light blinks, you probably have a bad power board now if you had a power surge.

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

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SOURCE: rca hd52w59 projection tv.

New conversion ic's sorry. Nothing else will work.

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there should only be three colors.. can they be aligned?

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SOURCE: convergence option missing from set up menu rca

Usually if something is missing from the main menu or no longer listed in the menu, is because the Main EEPROM has crashed. To get the right replacement, you will need to have the Chassis number, (CTCXXX), at the time of order. You can order it from Encompass Elect. at 1800-638-3328.
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SOURCE: Rca convergence ic's

RCA projection televisions usually utilize descrete component to achieve convergence. The most likely candidate for this problem is a small fuse that is open on the back of the deflection board. This is usually caused by a cracked soder joint. Either at one of the pins of the IHVT or the rectifier connected to it. Re-soder all of the points on the fly-back transformer and replace the fuse. This should correct your problem.

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I see a possible fix for missing convergence on a rca hd52w59 by replacing the convergence fuse. I've looked all over and can't find it. If it really has this fuse, where is it??? Thanks

If your looking in the rear of the set on the far left side you will see a large black HV transformer that has a large red wire coming from its top. Thats the flyback transformer look directly to the right of that and you will see three small brown rectangles with FL221, FL231 and FL251 stamped on it. The center one is FL231 if thats blown the set will have a 3D look and the auto convergence feature will no longer be listed under the setup menu.

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My rca hd52w59 tv looks like its in 3-d. auto covegnence used to solve the problem most of the time but now it does nothing. pic is constantly looks like 3-d now. the colors r all not right. i get it close...


Thanks for using FixYa. You’ll need to change the convergence chips which are located behind the black heat sink; you can see once you open the back off the TV. You can buy the convergence chips from this link; also if you want you can buy repair kit which comes with complete installation and parts. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Jun 07, 2010 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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I just got my HD52W59 back from the shop a few weeks ago and they got the three colors around everything taken care of but a friend adjusted it again and the middle of the screen is OK, but the left and...

It needs a full service mode convergence set up and possibly a focus adjustment. Don;t let friends touch your tv unless they are somewhat qualified.. EVER!!!!

Jan 08, 2010 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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I have an RCA hd52w59. I just replaced fl231,

find your 'service' page, usually you have to hold the input button and the power button together for a couple sec. a new menu should appear Look for the factory restore choice and choose it.

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This problem is commonly refered to as a CONVERGENCE problem. Question 1 do you have convergence seting in setup menu...if you do NOT it could be a special small fuse. 2 if you go into setup then convergence. then can you move crosshairs in setup. Since you have a arcing picture this indicates convergence power supply which has to be replaced or repaired,

May 09, 2008 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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No picture on my RCA HD52W59

Well, this is a difficult situation. I assume your unit will not power up and this can be several problems in this unit and will most likely require someone with troubleshooting experience. I would suggest finding a repair service that gives free or reasonable estimates if you bring the unit to them and haul it in for the estimate. This unit has chronic failures of the deflection/power bd. as well as the convergence power supply and convergence amp. bds. I have also had several with shorted crts, and shorted ic's on the crt drive bds. so It is impossible to guess.

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Convergence ic bad

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New conversion ic's sorry. Nothing else will work.

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there should only be three colors.. can they be aligned?

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